Management, prevention and mitigation of risks

Lecturer(s): Pietro SALIZZONI, Richard PERKINS
Course ⋅ 27 hStudy ⋅ 3 h


Define the legislative framework for the prevention and management of environmental risk Analyse the psychological processes that underlie decision making.


Law and standards (15h CM) I. Michallet Lyon 3

  1. Sources of environmental legislation (in France)
  2. The sources of environmental legislation (outside France)
  3. The principles of environmental legislation and the different actors
  4. Classified Installations for the protection of the environment (ICPE)
  5. Water rights
  6. Air quality legislation
  7. Waste-disposal legislation
  8. Environmental assessment
  9. The right to biodiversity

Psychology, Sociology, Perception and communication (12h CM, 3h BE) Adam Zylbersztejn - Lyon 2

  1. Prospect Theory (Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky)
  2. Risk and decision-making process.
  3. The pitfalls of decision-making

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the hierarchy of standards and their interaction
  • Be familiar with the general prinicpies of environmental law, and their implemntation in specific legislation
  • Relate environmental legislation to its implementation in specific industrial examples


Savoir: 50% Savoir-faire: 25% Méthodologie: 25%